San Diego County gas price records largest daily hike since at least 2009

SAN DIEGO - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County recorded its largest daily increase since at least 2009 Thursday, rising 9.2 cents to $4.328, its highest amount since May 22.

The average price has risen for six consecutive days and is 21 cents more than one week ago, 17.6 cents higher than one month ago and 50.6 cents greater than one year ago, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

Just in the past two days, the average price for self-serve regular has risen 15 cents.

The increases since Monday are the result of a power failure at the ExxonMobil Torrance Refinery which may cause it to flare gases for a week, reducing gasoline supplies, Marie Montgomery Nordhues of the Automobile Club of Southern California told City News Service.

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